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Etna vulcano

Aggiornato: 5 dic. 2022 14:49 GMT -
Complesso stratovulcano Currently about 3329 m (changing due to eruptive activity and collapse of its crater rims)
Sicily, Italy, 37.75°N / 14.99°E
Stato attuale: attività minore o allarme eruzione (3 di 5)
Last update: 30 nov 2022 (Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report)
Eruption from Mt Etna volcano (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Eruption from Mt Etna volcano (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)

Mt Etna on Sicily, locally called "Mongibello", is Europe's largest and most active volcano. Its frequent eruptions are often accompanied by large lava flows, but rarely pose danger to inhabited areas. Etna is one of the volcanoes with the longest historic records of eruptions, going back more than 2000 years.

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Stile eruttivo tipico: Attività quasi continua ai crateri sommitali con esplosioni di tipo stromboliano ed episodi periodici di fontane di lava associati a colate. Ad intervalli irregolari di anni (da pochi mesi a diversi decenni) avvengono eruzioni laterali che producono effusioni di lava spesso associate a moderata attività esplosiva.
Eruzioni del vulcano Etna: Near continuously active; some major historic eruptions include 122 BC (large Plinian outbursts that created the small caldera of the "Cratere del Piano"), 1669 AD (devastating flank eruption that destroyed 15 villages and part of Catania), 1787 (Subplinian eruption and one of the most spectacular summit eruptions on record - lava fountains reportedly up to 3000 m high).
Eruptions since 1950 (f: flank / s: summit activity): 1950 (s), 1950-51(f), 1955 (s), 1956 (s), 1956 (f), 1957 (s),1960 (s), 1961 (s), 1964 (f), 1964 (s), 1966 (s), 1966-1971(s), 1968 (f), 1971(f), 1972-1973 (s), 1974 (f), 1974-1975 (s), 1975-1977 (f), 1977-1978 (s), 1978 (f), 1979(s), 1979 (f), 1980 (s), 1981 (s), 1981 (f),1982-1983 (s), 1983(f), 1984(s), 1985(s), 1985(f), 1986(s), 1986-1987 (f), 1987(s), 1988(s), 1989(s), 1989(f), 1990 (s), 1991-93(f), 1995(s), 1996(s), 1997 (s), 1998 (s), 1999 (s), 2000 (s), 2001(s), 2001 (f), 2002(s), 2002-03(f), 2004-2005 (f), 2006 (s), 2007 (s), 2008-2009 (f), 2010(s), 2011-2013(s), 2014-18, 2018(f), 2019-ongoing (s)

Latest nearby earthquakes

Data / oraMag. / Prof.Distanza/Ubicazione
sabato, 3 dicembre 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
3 dic 2022 11:54 (GMT +1) (3 dic 2022 10:54 GMT)
1.6

7.1 km
14 km (8.7 mi)
Italy: 1 Km N Sant'Alfio (CT)
lunedì, 28 novembre 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
28 nov 2022 15:57 (GMT +1) (28 nov 2022 14:57 GMT)
1.5

19 km
14 km (8.7 mi)
Italy: Randazzo (CT)
venerdì, 25 novembre 2022 GMT (3 sismi)
25 nov 2022 10:39 (GMT +1) (25 nov 2022 09:39 GMT)
2.1

16 km
15 km (9.3 mi)
10.2 km a nord est da Bronte, Provincia di Catania, Sicilia, Italia
25 nov 2022 05:49 (GMT +1) (25 nov 2022 04:49 GMT)
1.9

1 km
9.1 km (5.7 mi)
14 km a nord ovest da Giarre, Provincia di Catania, Sicilia, Italia
25 nov 2022 05:47 (GMT +1) (25 nov 2022 04:47 GMT)
1.7

0.6 km
9.5 km (5.9 mi)
Italy: 8 Km W Linguaglossa (CT)

Sfondo

Mount Etna, towering above Catania, Sicily's second largest city, has one of the world's longest documented records of historical volcanism, dating back to 1500 BC. Historical lava flows cover much of the surface of this massive volcano, which makes it the highest and most voluminous in Italy. Ever since ancient times, the volcano seems to have been in near-constant activity. It is considered, after Kilauea on Hawaii, the second most active, i.e. productive volcano on earth.
Two styles of eruptive activity typically occur at Etna: (1) persistent explosive eruptions, sometimes with minor lava emissions, from one or more of the 4 prominent summit craters, the Bocca Nova, Voragine (the former Central Crater), NE Crater, and SE Crater (the latter formed in 1978). (2) Flank eruptions, typically with higher effusion rates, are less frequent and originate from fissures that open on the volcano's flanks. Such flank eruptions, such as the spectacular recent ones in 2001 and 2002-03 commonly form cinder cones, that dot the volcano in their hundreds.

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Etna volcano (Sicily, Italy) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 23 November-29 November 2022 (New Activity / Unrest)

INGV reported that at about 1800 on 27 November a vent opened at the NE base of Etna's SE Crater, at 2,800 m elevation, and produced a lava flow. The flow slowly advanced a few hundred meters towards the Valle del Leone. Tremor levels at the time the vent opened showed no variations from the average trend recorded during the previous week, and no notable changes were identified in deformation data. ... Read all
Wed, 30 Nov 2022, 13:29

Etna volcano (Sicily, Italy): continuing lava flow

Short lava flow on the northeastern flank of the SE crater (image: Etna News)
The effusive eruption at the volcano continues at fluctuating intensity. ... Read all
Snow-covered Etna volcano with the fresh lava flows from 2002/03
Snow-covered Etna volcano with the fresh lava flows from 2002/03

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